Caroline’s posts started out as an easy way to communicate to her supporters, but with time they became much more. The words were cathartic. They were therapeutic. They were healing. They recorded the struggles and triumphs on her long voyage to wellness. These messages spoke of Caroline’s deep faith and acknowledgement of where true strength is found, in the goodness of God’s love and peace. She chose to see the good in the terrifying and agony-filled moments. Thus, a theme emerged that ended each post with the words “God is Good!”
A response to one of the posts mentioned that Caroline should write a book. It was a thought-provoking suggestion. This young mother began to realize the importance of recording her story, especially for her children, who would not remember her struggle or know how hard their mother had fought.
Caroline found herself going back to the original Facebook posts, using them as inspiration for her memoir. Her account goes behind and beyond the posts to describe in raw detail the good, the bad, and the ugly of cancer, the treatments, and the new normal in which she lives. It also tells of many blessings she found within this experience, which was filled with God-orchestrated moments.
This motivating and moving story encourages others to find the source of this strength that Caroline describes, not in oneself, but in the One who makes all things new. It is her personal story, a journey to complete healing.